Overall Rank: 3518
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 27
Theatrical Release Date: 04/13/2018
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/17/2018
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Wes Anderson
Actors: Scarlett Johansson, Jeff Goldblum, Bryan Cranston, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber
Plot: When the corrupt mayor of Megasaki City exiles all dogs to the vast garbage dump of Trash Island, his son Atari Kobayashi will stop at nothing to find his bodyguard-dog Spots. But getting to the island is only the first step in his journey, as he meets up with a group of mongrel dogs on an adventure that won't just change his own future - but that of Megasaki City itself. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/14/2019
His first animated film since "Fantastic Mr. Fox," this fantasy fable proves that Wes Anderson's signature quirks, humor, and eye for artistic detail work even better in stop-motion than they do in live-action.
Amy - wrote on 12/30/2018
I loved all the Japan-inspired artwork (especially the still images), but found the dogs less interesting, both visually and in terms of the storyline. In general, I like Wes Anderson better when he tells stories set in the human world, with real actors.
Indyfreak - wrote on 11/13/2018
Wes Anderson's wildly ambitious stopmotion film boasts wonderfully detailed animation and a good voice cast. The plot proves unbalanced at times though, juggling a boys own adventure story but also political intrigue and social commentary. Plus the expected Wes Anderson quirks. But its darker tone compared with most American animated movies and highly stylized world make it an interesting alternative to the usual cookie-cutter fare.
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Rod - wrote on 11/24/2018
Another beautiful creation by Wes Anderson. This time, a stop-motion not only about a kid's adventure of looking for his pet dog but somehow went the extra mile of covering some political and social discussions. I am in love how Anderson pay so much attention to details that even there are parts that Japanese language weren't translated, I was not lost of what was happening. The story line of Atari Kobayashi reminded of The Little Prince that instead of fox (which Anderson had an animated movie already), it explored the natural connection of humans and dogs. I bet not only Anderson fans would appreciate this film, but those who have eternal love for dogs. Also, I felt like the choice of Japanese culture to be integrated in the story was perfect because of the plot devices of dog robots …
cacb3995 - wrote on 05/25/2018
In 2009 Wes Anderson directed the stop-motion film “Fantastic Mr. Fox”, which was met with great commercial success and critical acclaim, earning an Academy Award nomination for best Animated Feature, with some even claiming it deserved to win. Nine years later he’s back at it with an adventure that involves animals and humans, a great deal of his characteristic deadpan humour, and thousands of perfectly symmetrical shots. Visually stunning, charming and with a really big heart, “Isle of Dogs” is a worthy addition to Anderson’s already impressive canon.
The story takes place in Japan in the near future. An outbreak of the canine flu has lead the cat-influenced-government to take the drastic decision of sending all infected dogs to an island that is basically a trash …
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